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The Morning Wrap: Kashmiri Women's Secrets; India Responds To Pak At The UN

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26/09/2017 9:03 AM IST | Updated 26/09/2017 9:04 AM IST
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As one of the world's most militarised areas, Jammu and Kashmir is vulnerable to sweeping mental health crises, and women pay the worst price. Adrija Bose travels the conflict-ridden valley to meet the sufferers and hear their stories.

Faced with sexual assault on campus, the vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University took the time-tested route to excuse himself of all responsibility. Sandip Roy points out the way he opted for Bharatiya Sanskaar as a way out.

Eman Ahmed, once considered the world's heaviest woman at 500 kg, has died at Burjeel hospital in Abu Dhabi, where she was undergoing treatment for obesity. She had allegedly lost a whopping 262 kg under two months, after being operated on in Mumbai and during further interventions in the UAE.

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Former US Senator Larry Pressler told The Times of India in an interview that both India and the US should conduct pre-emptive strikes inside Pakistan to destroy its nuclear missile sites, where weapons are already being developed.

In an exclusive interview with The Indian Express, the vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, Girish Chandra Tripathi, comes clean regarding his true feelings about women's safety on the campus days after an incident of sexual harassment set off massive protests.

A day after Pakistan made a faux pas at the United Nations by claiming that a photograph of an injured Palestinian girl was from Kashmir, India responded by showing a "true picture" of an army officer from Jammu and Kashmir, kidnapped by Pakistan-backed terrorists and tortured.

Off The Front Page

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi slammed the Gujarat model of development, while speaking at a gathering in the Saurashtra region of the state, saying it serves only a handful of rich business people at the expense of small traders, farmers and those living in poverty.

The Delhi High Court on Monday acquitted Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui of raping a US citizen, setting aside a lower court verdict sentencing him to seven years in jail. The judgment doubted if 'a feeble no' amounted to no or a yes in a case of sexual assault.

A police probe has found 26-year-old shawl-maker Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was used a human shield by the Indian army, had indeed voted during the by-elections in Jammu and Kashmir after which he was picked up and subjected to harassment.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Seema Chishti condemns the action taken by the police on the campus of the Banaras Hindu University, which was never a bastion of violent student politics, as she argues.

Despite crying foul over India's poor human rights record in Jammu and Kashmir at the United Nations, Pakistan's growing isolation in South Asia is apparent, Yashwant Raj writes in the Hindustan Times.

"In Hindi cinema, silence rarely speaks," writes Kunal Ray in The Hindu, praising the new release, Newton, as a breath of fresh air.

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